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Château Charmail

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2018 Château Charmail  (Haut-Médoc) 91

Opaque in color, the wine is powerful, concentrated, lush and juicy. There is some noticeable oak, but there is so much fruit, the oak should integrate into the wine by the time it is bottled. The wine is made from blending 39% Merlot, 37% Cabernet Sauvignon, 36% Merlot, 13% Cabernet Franc and 11% Petit Verdot. Charmail remains one of the most popular Haut Medoc wines for price and quality. 90-92 Pts

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2017 Château Charmail  (Haut-Médoc) 91

With soft, crisp, textures, the wine opens with ripe, chewy, black raspberries, red plums and spice. Already accessible with a bright, fresh, finish. Give it a few years and it will be quite tasty. The wine is made from blending 42% Cabernet Sauvignon, 36% Merlot, 12% Cabernet Franc and 10% Petit Verdot.

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2016 Château Charmail  (Haut-Médoc) 90

A jolt of fruit and tannin meet in the right place. You also find a strong mineral sensation, herbs tobacco and cedar in all the right proportions. Give it some time to age before popping a cork.

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A blend of 42% Cabernet Sauvignon, 36% Merlot, 12% Cabernet Franc and 10% Petit Verdot created a lengthy, fruity, deeply-colored wine, which is fleshy, ripe, dense, long and polished.

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2015 Château Charmail  (Haut-Médoc) 90

With ripe, juice, fruit, soft tannins and a finish that delivers with a light, soft, deep red berry touch, give this a few years and it will be even better.

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A blend of 38% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Merlot, 14% Cabernet Franc and 13% Petit Verdot, this medium bodied, crisp wine opens with cocoa, spice and fresh red fruits, bringing you to a peppery character in the finish. 88 - 90 Pts

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2014 Château Charmail  (Haut-Médoc) 88

A blend of 38% Merlot, 35% Cabernet Sauvignon, 16% Cabernet Franc and 11% Petit Verdot, this wine opens with spicy, ripe scents of pepper, earth and berries. Upon sipping, it has medium body and a crisp finish filled with cocoa and cassis. 87-89 Pts

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2013 Château Charmail  (Haut-Médoc) 85

From a blend of 40% Cabernet Sauvignon, 34% Merlot, 9% Cabernet Franc and 9% Petit Verdot, and aging in 30% new French oak, this medium-bodied wine is easy to drink. Dominated by fresh cherries, it ends with a hint of dusty tannins in the finish. Once again, Charmail remains one of the top value wines from the Medoc. 84-86 pts

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2012 Château Charmail  (Haut-Médoc) 88

Floral notes with red berries open to a light and fresh red berry-dominated wine. 87-89 Pts

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2011 Château Charmail  (Haut-Médoc) 89

From 50% Merlot, 33% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot, tobacco, earth and cassis scents and a soft, sweet cherry finish are found in this well-priced Bordeaux value wine. 88-90 Pts

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2010 Château Charmail  (Haut-Médoc) 90

From a blend of 50% Merlot, 33% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot, this has nice fleshy textures, sweet black cherries, licorice, plums and ripe tannin in abundance. This should age for a decade or two with little trouble. This is an outstanding Bordeaux value wine.

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2009 Château Charmail  (Haut-Médoc) 89

If you're seeking a Bordeaux value wine from the Left Bank, look no further. Lots of soft, polished, round, dark berries, licorice, coffee bean and earth are easy to find. Forward in style, this already fun to drink, Merlot dominated blend is a charmer.

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2008 Château Charmail  (Haut-Médoc) 87

If you're looking for an easy drinking, medium bodied, charmer, you came to the right place. Not a lot of complexity, but there is a nice sensation of forest, tobacco and fresh red fruits, with a hint of thyme going on here.

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2005 Château Charmail  (Haut-Médoc) 90

This early drinking charming Bordeaux wine offers loads of fresh juicy creme de cassas, licorice, blackberry, black raspberry and earthy aromas. This is soft, round and already accessible. This is a solid Bordeaux value wine.

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2000 Château Charmail  (Haut-Médoc) 89

This fully mature Haut Medoc, produced from an assemblage of 50% Merlot, 25% Cabernet Franc and 25% Cabernet Sauvignon offers tobacco, earth, cassis and leafy forest aromas. Medium/full bodied, with soft textures that display the patina of age, the wine ends with a red plum, earth, herb and cranberry finish. There is no reason to hold this wine any longer. Drink up.

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